‘It’s become unbearable’: South Korean ‘Garlic girls’ accuse curling official of abuse

The South Korean curling team, known as the ‘Garlic girls’, who sensationally won silver at the home Olympics in PyeongChang, have claimed they were subjected to abuse by a former Korean Curling Federation (KCF) vice-president. In February, the five-member women’s squad produced a stunning performance in front of the home crowd, reaching the final of […]

This Week In Trailers: Trust Machine, Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Sink or Swim, Super Drags, The London Korean Film Festival

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

Trump reportedly watched a North Korean missile launch on Fox News and worried it was happening in real time

KRT via AP Video President Donald Trump reportedly caught some old footage of a North Korean missile launch on Fox News and worried that it was happening in real time. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was having lunch with Trump at the time, assured him it was not. “That’s old footage, old footage!,” Graham humorously […]

I tried a 10-Step Korean skincare routine and it actually made a difference for my skin — here’s what it’s like

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. K-Beauty’s canonical skincare routine, the 10-step Korean skincare routine, is known and practiced world over for a reason. The process includes 10 products meticulously grouped to cleanse, balance, and protect the […]

Korean defense chiefs adopt ‘military pact’ after Kim & Moon sign joint statement

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader Kim Jong un have signed a joint statement following their bilateral talks in Pyongyang. Besides the joint statement on inter-Korean relations signed by the leaders, the countries’ defense chiefs also signed a separate military pact, Moon’s press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters. While the content […]

Korean Shipbuilders Ride Wave of Success

After years of struggling to stay afloat, the South Korean shipbuilding industry is preparing for the return of growth. As signs of a global recovery emerge, the country’s big three shipbuilders — Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries — have also cleaned up their balance sheets through tough restructuring. […]

Kim Jong Un claims he wants to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula before the end of Trump’s first term

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula during President Donald Trump’s first term. Kim told South Korean officials that his faith in Trump remains “unchanged.” Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in the North Korean capital on September 18. The North Korean leader added that […]

A Malaysian court has found there is enough evidence to mount a case against the women charged with murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Reuters/Fuji TV/AP The trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to continue.  A court ruled Thursday there was enough evidence presented by prosecution to mount a case.  The women have been asked to enter their defense. They face death penalty on charges. KUALA […]

Trump heaps praise on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late-night tweet, suggests another meeting could happen ‘soon’

Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty President Donald Trump in a late-night tweet praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after his regime provided the US with what are believed to be the remains of US service members who died during the Korean War era. Trump also appeared to suggest that there could be a second meeting […]